John Bottrell, RRT

About John Bottrell, RRT

John was born in 1970, and two years later was diagnosed with asthma. His diagnosis was later upgraded to high risk asthma, mainly because his parents had to frequently take me to the emergency room for asthma. His dad encouraged him to become a respiratory therapist because, he said "You'd have empathy for your short of breath patients." I have now been a therapist for nearly 20 years. In 2007 I started Respiratory Therapy Cave where I blog about my career and the lung diseases I live with and work with. Since 2008 I have been writing weekly columns about asthma and COPD for various health websites. John lives in Ludington, Michigan, where he works for Spectrum Health and is a die hard Detroit Tiger fan. He also loves the Lions, and hopes to be around when they finally win a Super Bowl. Still, all this said, his passion is spending quality time with his wife and four kids.